The 5th Generation HIV Test is the latest self-collection kit, which includes a blood collection sample and is one of the best performers for detecting primary HIV infection. HIV has become one of the most serious untreatable infections in the UK. The test allows you to know your health status and detect HIV-1, HIV-2 and p24 antigens usually within 10 – 90 days of exposure. It’s very important to do the test at least once a year, but if you have multiple sexual partners an HIV test every three months is necessary. Here at raTrust you can do your test in confidence, at a place and time convenient for you.
What is included in the HIV Test?
As soon as we receive your order we’ll send you the 5th Generation HIV test kit, which includes:
- Your name label
- 2 x Moist wipe
- 2 x Alcotip swab
- 3 x Lancet
- Blood collection tube
- Protective packing wallet
- Prepaid envelope
The package we send you is very small and discreet, so nobody will know what’s inside. All you need to do after taking the test is post it to us and we’ll do the rest.
How do I take a sample?
Your 5th Generation HIV Test will require a blood sample from your finger. Don’t worry, it’s not painful! All instructions will be delivered with your self-collection kit.
When I will know the results?
You’ll know your results within just 24 hours of our laboratory receiving your test.
Results will report the following:
- HIV-1 Antibodies
- HIV-2 Antibodies
- HIV-1 p24 Antigen
The test for HIV is simple and, despite what you may have heard, almost painless. If you test positive for HIV, please don’t panic. raTrust specialists will help you.
Why I need to get tested?
Thousands of new cases of HIV are reported in the UK each year and it is an infection that can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or sexual orientation. Untreated HIV can develop into AIDS. We recommend you to do an HIV test at least once a year, even if you are in a stable relationship. If you are sexually active, it’s very important to check yourself each time you change sexual partner. HIV is also spread through blood, so if you come into contact with it, you need to get tested too. It’s essential to know the state of your health, so please don’t be scared. If your result comes up positive, we will help you!
What are the facts?
- In 2014, 6,151 people tested positive for HIV.
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